MCHENRY, Md. — Officials say the use of jetpacks has been restricted at Deep Creek Lake.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board spokesman Bob Hoffmann says the devices can be used, but not on weekends or holidays during the summer season.

Jetpacks are backpacks that use water to thrust a wearer into the air.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has enacted regulations controlling the use of jetpacks. Some legal requirements to use a jetpack in the state are that riders must be at least 16 years old, wear helmets and cannot use the devices if the water is less than 6 feet deep.

Hoffmann says the off-limit times for jetpacks at Deep Creek Lake are the same as those for personal water craft.

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